Daily Dispatch (VA)
Daily Dispatch (VA)
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Description: Violent Storm in New York

Date: June 24 1856

Newspaper published in: Richmond, VA

Source: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov

Page/Column: Page 1, Column 3

VIOLENT STORM IN NEW YORK-- The Bennington, N. Y., Banner, of Thursday, notices the occurrence of a violent storm there and in the vicinity, on the Saturday before. It says:
In Shaftsbury the hail was as large as bullets, and the ground was covered. Considerable damage was done to grain. At East Arlington a teamster, who had taken shelter under a large tree was badly injured by the lightning striking the tree; his horses were killed instantly. At Manchester the barn of Mr. Horatio Walker was struck by lightning and wholly consumed.
In the town of Rupert the storm was terrific.--The dwelling house of Mr. Rufus Taft, on the west road from East Rupert to Dorset Corners was unroofed, and three or four barns utterly demolished in the neighborhood; several acres of maple timber near the house of Mr. Oliver Gilbert, were levelled to the ground--a large part of it being trees of full growth, many of their massive trunks wrenched off by the violence of the gale and the balance turned up by the roots Ephriam Jones, a respectable citizen, was killed by the falling of a tree.

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